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Man dies after Wednesday night shooting at 29th, Downing

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 08:54:05-04

UPDATE | JULY 7 — The man who died in a shooting at 29th Avenue and Downing Street on July 2 has been identified as Daniel Epperson, 29. The cause of death was a gunshot wound and the manner of death was ruled as a homicide.


DENVER — A man died following a shooting at 29th Avenue and Downing Street Wednesday evening.

The Denver Police Department said its officers responded to a shooting that was called in around 9:40 p.m. A man was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Early Thursday morning, police said the man - whom the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner identified as 21-year-old Yaun Yae Long, had died at the hospital.

Investigators are working to determine the circumstances around the shooting and information on a suspect or suspects. The OME classified his manner of death as homicide.

Anybody with information can call Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

Editor's note: This story was updated July 7 at 5:10 p.m. after the man's identity was released by the Denver OME.